The Gulf District encompasses several fleets along and near the Gulf of Mexico from Florida's panhandle to Louisiana and one fleet in Arkansas.
Active fleets in Florida include Choctawhatchee Bay in Ft.Walton Beach, Garcon Point Spirited Sailors in Bagdad, St.Andrew Bay in Panama City and Pensacola Bay in Pensacola. In Mississippi we have Bay St.Louis and Jackson Yacht Club and in Arkansas we have Grand Maumelle Sailing Club in Little Rock. In Louisiana we have Lake Arthur in Lafayette and New Orleans and Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans.
The District Governor is Larry Taggart, who is also FSSA Parliamentarian. The Gulf District is also home to FSSA First Vice President Nancy Claypool and Secind Vice President Jim Leggette.
A few weeks back, Jim Morey with FS 3277 challenged Flying Scot owners to see if anyone in the class had a single family owned boat for 40 years-plus. Well, it turns out that Jim Leggette in FS1518 has a single family owned boat for a little over 50 years. Here's the boat and the bill of sale to prove it. Anyone care to challenge Jim?
With the temperatures in the 90’s and the breeze down from the previous days at 7 -10 MPH from the SSW, the RC ran a flawless 4-leg Windward-Leeward course, making it longer than previous races for the final race of the event. After racing there was plenty of beer and hors d’oeuvres for anyone who skipped breakfast or is hungry after being on the water. Pensacola Yacht Club has put on a great national championship for the Flying Scot Class and we should think about... Read More
After a postpone on shore, the breeze filled in and we went out and almost started on time at 12:00 – we started just a few minutes after noon. With a 7-10 MPH SSW wind for the first race and 10-12 MPH for the second race, Hal Smith and the RC got in 2 more great 4-leg Windward Leeward races. There was not much chop but there were confusing shifts so what seemed like the time to tack would just turn into a lift a few seconds later. With temperatures into the 90’s today in mostly... Read More